March 2016

Crawdads Alumni Report March 31

Thursday, March 31

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) fell a triple short of the cycle, including a two-run HR (6) in the seventh and also walked and scored twice for the Pirates.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Ryan Cordell (’14, OF) turns 24.

Taylor Dennis (’12, P) turns 27.

Chris Cron (’96-’97, manager) turns 52.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Kansas City 1 Texas 5: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas); Lewis Brinson (’13-’14, OF/ Texas) 1-1; Ryan Cordell (’14, OF/ Texas) 1-2, R, RBI, K; Ronald Guzman (’13-’15, 1B/ Texas) 1-2, RBI, K; Isiah Kiner-Falefa (’14-’15, UT/ Texas) 0-1; Luis Marte (’13-’14, SS/ Texas) 0-1, K; Drew Robinson (’12, 3B/ Texas) 0-3, K; Keone Kela (’13, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 1 H, 3 K; Ryne Slack (’13-’14, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago White Sox 3 Cincinnati 6: Zach Duke (’03, P/ Chicago) 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER.

Cleveland 4 LA Dodgers 3: Tom Gorzelanny (’04, P/ Cleveland) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB.

Milwaukee 5 Colorado 4: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Milwaukee) 0-1.

San Diego 7 Seattle 5: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 1-3, R, RBI.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Houston 4 Philadelphia 8: Odubel Herrera (’11/ 2B/ Philadelphia) 0-1

Boston 3 Tampa Bay 4: Roman Mendez (’11, P/ Boston) 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 K; Robbie Ross (’10, P/ Boston) 1 IP, 1 K / Steve Pearce (’06, 1B/ Tampa Bay) 1-3.

Washington 12 New York Mets 1: Sean Burnett (’01, P/ Washington) 1 IP, 2 K; Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 1-3.

 

COLLEGES:

Oakland (MI) 7 (12-11) Eastern Michigan 4: John Musachio (’97, P/ Head Coach OU)

Oral Roberts (OK) 14 (14-10) Kansas St. 10 (11 innings): Sean Snedeker (’96-’98, Pitching Coach/ Pitching Coach ORU)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Harper 0 Oakton CC (IL) 14 (11-6): Michael Scala (’02, OF/ Asst. Coach, OCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Cottonwood (UT) 3 (5-2) Elk Grove 12: Chris Shelton (’02, 1B/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

River Bluff (SC) 8 (13-2) Lakewood 2 (Forest Acres Classic): Doug Bearden (’95-’96, IF/ Asst. Coach, RBHS)

South Forsyth (GA) 1 (10-7, 5-6 6-AAAAAA) Habersham Central 0: Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

Crawdads Alumni Report March 30

Wednesday, March 30

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Cody Ege (’13, P/ Miami) threw a perfect ninth inning to pick up a save for the Marlins in their 1-0 win over the Mets.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Dario Delgado (’05, 1B) turns 36.

Mike Johnston (’00-’01, P) turns 37.

Ryan Rodebaugh (’11, P) turns 27.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Nick Martinez (’12, P) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS) was optioned by the Chicago White Sox to AAA Charlotte.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 6: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 2-3, solo HR (2) in the fifth; Juremi Profar (’14-’15, 3B/ Texas) 1-2; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 1-4, 2 K; Kevin Torres (’11-’15, C-1B/ Texas) 0-1 / Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago); Zach Duke (’03, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 K.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Cincinnati 9 Milwaukee 2: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Milwaukee) 1-2, BB, K.

Seattle 1 Cleveland 4: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 1-4, K/ Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) 2-4.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Miami 1 New York Mets 0: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 0-2, BB.

Pittsburgh 4 NY Yankees 5: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 0-2, BB.

 

COLLEGES:

Ball St 3Valparaiso (IN) 2 (8-14): Brian Schmack (’96, P/ Head Coach, Valpo)

James Madison 1 Richmond 8 (14-11): Tracy Woodson (’99. Manager/ Head Coach/ UR)

Maryland-Baltimore County 10 (11-10) George Washington 8 (8-17): Bob Mumma (’93-’93, C-1B/ Head Coach, UMBC) / Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Oakland (MI) 3 (11-11) Michigan St. 1: John Musachio (’97, P/ Head Coach OU)

Oklahoma Wesleyan 9 Oklahoma City 19 (27-9): Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

Penn St.-Harrisburg 7 Elizabethtown (PA) 11 (10-10): Cliff Smith (’05, P/ Head Coach, EC)

Waldorf 2 Morningside (IA) 10 (Game 1) / Waldorf 0 Morningside (IA) 15 (23-5, 2-0 Great Plains) (Game 2): Brian Drent (’95, OF/ Head Coach MU)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Elgin 0 Oakton CC (IL) 3 (Game 1) / Elgin 6 Oakton CC (IL) 0 (10-6, 3-1 Skyline) (Game 2): Michael Scala (’02, OF/ Asst. Coach, OCC)

North Iowa Area 14 Southeastern CC (IA) 7 (Game 1) / North Iowa Area 5 Southeastern CC 15 (15-9, 3-1 ICCAC) (IA) (Game 2):  Mark Michael (’05, P/ Asst. Coach, SECC)

Sacramento City 5 (20-3, 8-0 Nor-Cal Big 8) San Joaquin Delta 4: Pete Pryor (’96, 1B/ Asst. Coach, SCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

El Reno (OK) 13 (8-4, 5-0 1-AAAA) Eisenhower 1: Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Harvester Christian Academy (GA) 0 (1-2) Praise 16: Dave Williams (’99-’00, P/ Head Coach HCA)

Hillcrest (CA) 1 (7-8) Sonora 9 (Anaheim Lions Tournament): Scott Vollmer (’94, C/ Head Coach, HHS)

New Braunfels 9 Canyon (TX) 3 (12-4, 2-2 25-6A): Jake Kaase (’09, IF/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

North Kitsap (WA) 9 (4-2, 2-0 Olympic) Sequim 1: Jared Prince (’10, OF/ Asst. Coach, NKHS)  

Prosser (WA) 0 (1-6, 1-4 Central Wash.) Ellensburg 10: Steve Schorzman (’98, P/ Head Coach, PHS)  

River Bluff (SC) 16 (12-2) Hanover (VA) 8 (Forest Acres Classic): Doug Bearden (’95-’96, IF/ Asst. Coach, RBHS)

St. Stanislaus College Prep (MS) 1 (5-6, 2-2 8-AAAA) Vancleave 3: Brad Corley (’06, OF/ Asst. Coach, SSC)

Wooster 11 Foothill (NV) 12 (6-7): Denny Crine (’95, P/ Asst. Coach, FHS)

Crawdads Alumni Report March 29

Tuesday, March 29

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 1-4, three-run HR (4) in the fifth during the Rangers 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Nick Urbanus (’12-14, UT) turns 24.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Texas 4 LA Dodgers 5: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 0-1; Zach Cone (’12, ’14, OF/ Texas) 1-1, PO; Edwin Garcia (’10-’12, ’15, IF/ Texas) defensive appearance; London Lindley (’15, Texas) 0-1, K; Drew Robinson (’12, 3B/ Texas) 1-4, 2 K; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 1-3, solo HR (2) in the second; Andrew Faulkner (’12-’13, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 1 K; Jefri Hernandez (’15, P/ Texas) 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, loss (2-1).

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago Cubs 8 LA Angels 8: Justin Grimm (’11, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K; Neil Ramirez (’09-’10, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 K.

Chicago White Sox 11 Colorado 7: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-1, K.

Cleveland 6 Oakland 4: Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) 2-4, 2B, R, SB, K.

Kansas City 4 Seattle 6: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 0-2.

Milwaukee Cincinnati: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Milwaukee)

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

New York Mets 1 St. Louis 3: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 1-3, 2B, R, 2 K.

Philadelphia 1 Toronto 2: Odubel Herrera (’11/ 2B/ Philadelphia) 1-4, K / Jose Bautista (’02, OF/ Toronto) 0-2, BB, K.

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

North Iowa Area CC 6 Southeastern CC 9 (IA) (Game 1) / North Iowa Area CC 2 Southeastern CC (IA) 4 (14-8, 2-0 ICCAC) (Game 2): Mark Michael (’05, P/ Asst. Coach, SECC)

Olive-Harvey 3 Oakton CC (IL) 8 (Game 1) / Olive-Harvey 0 Oakton CC (IL) 9 (9-5) (Game 2): Michael Scala (’02, OF/ Asst. Coach, OCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Cottonwood (UT) 1 (5-1) Esperanza (CA) 3 (Fullerton, CA): Chris Shelton (’02, 1B/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

Eisenhower 0 El Reno (OK) 1 (7-4, 1-0 5A-1): Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Hillcrest (CA) 4 (7-7) St. John Bosco 15 (Anaheim Lions Tournament): Scott Vollmer (’94, C/ Head Coach, HHS)

Riverview (FL) 8 (6-12) Manatee 5: Chuck Antczak (’95-’97, C/ Head Coach, RHS)

Silverado 10 Foothill (NV) 0 (5-7, 1-3 Sunrise): Denny Crine (’95, P/ Asst. Coach, FHS)

South Forsyth (GA) 1 (9-7, 4-6 6-AAAAAA) North Forsyth 4: Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

Crawdads Alumni Report March 28

Monday, March 28

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Keone Kela (’13, P/ Texas) struck out two over a perfect inning of relief to close out the Rangers 5-4 win over Arizona.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Bryan Morris (’08, P) turns 29.

Steve Sparks (’99, P) turns 41.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Joe Wieland (’09-’10, P) optioned by the Seattle Mariners to AAA Tacoma.

 

ALUM IN THE NEWS:

MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan writes that Martin Perez (’09, P) is primed for a big season with the Rangers.

MLB.com’s Greg Johns writes that Luis Sardinas (’12, SS) is getting some work at first base for the Mariners.

MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki writes that Odubel Herrera (’11, 2B) is returning to form after an injury earlier in spring training.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Arizona 4 Texas 5: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 1-1, CS; Jairo Beras (’14-’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1, R; Jose Cardona (’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1, K; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 1-4, K; Luke Tendler (’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1; Jimmy Reyes (’11, P/ Texas) 1/3 IP, 1 BB;

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago White Sox 13 San Francisco 9: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-1, R.

Kansas City 1 Oakland 10: Chris Young (’01-’02, P/ Kansas City) 4.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 4 K, 2 HR, loss (2-2).

Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 10: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Milwaukee) 0-1.

Seattle 12 Chicago Cubs 9: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 K.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Atlanta 2 Washington 7: Sean Burnett (’01, P/ Washington) 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

Baltimore 5 Pittsburgh 3: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 1-3, BB, R, K; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 2-2; Tony Watson (’07, P/ Pittsburgh) 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

Philadelphia 1 Boston 5: Odubel Herrera (’11/ 2B/ Philadelphia) 3-3, R; Jerad Eickhoff (’12, P/ Philadelphia) 5 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 3 K, 2 HR, loss (0-1).

St. Louis 2 Miami 4: Cody Ege (’13, P/ Miami) 1/3 IP.

Washington 4 New York Mets 2: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 2-3, 3B, R.

 

COLLEGES:

Massachusetts- Lowell 3 Maryland-Baltimore County 4 (10-10, 4-1 American East): Bob Mumma (’93-’93, C-1B/ Head Coach, UMBC)

Crawdads Alumni Report March 27

Sunday, March 27

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) doubled twice and scored a run during the Indians 14-7 win over Cincinnati.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Kevin Ciarrachi (’01, C) turns 38.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

Brew Crew Ball writes about Alex Presley’s (’07, OF) battle to make the Milwaukee Brewers opening-day roster.

MLB.com’s Greg Johns writes Luis Sardinas (’12, SS) is making a strong case for a utility role with the Mariners

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Texas 6 Colorado 8: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI, SB; Preston Beck (’13, 1B/ Texas) 0-1; Jose Cardona (’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1; Edwin Garcia (’10-’12, ’15, 2B-SS/ Texas) 0-1; Luis Marte (’13-’14, SS/ Texas) defensive appearance; Drew Robinson (’12, 3B/ Texas) 1-3, RBI, K; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 2-3, BB, R, K; Martin Perez (’09, P/ Texas) 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 6 K, 1 HR; Neil Martinez (’12, P/ Texas) 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, loss (0-3)

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Arizona 7 Milwaukee 7: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Milwaukee) 2-4, 3B, R, RBI.

Chicago White Sox 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 5: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-4, K.

Cincinnati 9 Chicago White Sox 7: Zach Duke (’03, P/ Chicago) 1.1 IP, 2 H..

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 Seattle 7: Matt West (’09-’10, 3B/ LA Dodgers) 1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, loss (0-1).

San Diego 1 Houston 11: Robbie Erlin (’10, P/ San Diego) 5 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, loss (1-2).

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Boston 8 Baltimore 16: Robbie Ross (’10, P/ Boston) 2 IP, 1 K.

Detroit 6 Philadelphia 5: Odubel Herrera (’11/ 2B/ Philadelphia) 2-5, 2B, R, RBI, K

New York Yankees 4 Toronto 3: Jose Bautista (’02, OF/ Toronto) 0-3, K.

Tampa Bay 3 Pittsburgh 1: Steve Pearce (’06, 1B/ Tampa Bay) 1-3, BB, K / Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 0-3, 2 K; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 0-3, K.

Washington 7 St. Louis 0: Sean Burnett (’01, P/ Washington) 1 IP, 1 H.

 

COLLEGES:

Cal State Los Angeles 3 (6-22, 5-12 CCAA) San Francisco St 4: Chris Hernandez (’04, P/ Pitching Coach, CSULA)

Catholic 4 Elizabethtown (PA) 1 (Game 1) / Catholic 1 Elizabethtown (PA) 3 (10-10, 3-3 Landmark) (Game 2): Cliff Smith (’05, P/ Head Coach, EC)

George Washington 0 (8-16) Houston 14: Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Indiana-Purdue-Ft. Wayne 2 Oral Roberts (OK) 5 (Game1) / IPFW 0 Oral Roberts (OK) 15 (13-10, 4-2 Summit) (Game 2): Massachusetts-Lowell 5 Maryland-Baltimore County 10 (Game 1) / Massachusetts-Lowell 0 Maryland-Baltimore County 1 (9-10, 3-1 American East) (Game 2): Bob Mumma (’93-’93, C-1B/ Head Coach, UMBC)

Mid-American Christian 0 Oklahoma City 18 (26-9, 8-1 Sooner): Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

Morningside (IA) 12 SW Assemblies of God (MO) 0 (Game 1) / Morningside (IA) 16 (21-5) SW Assemblies of God (MO) 7 (Game 2): Brian Drent (’95, OF/ Head Coach MU)

Oakland (MI) 6 Northern Kentucky 1 (Game 1) / Oakland (MI) 12 (10-11, 4-2 Horizon) Northern Kentucky 4 (Game 2): John Musachio (’97, P/ Head Coach OU)

St. Joseph’s 5 Richmond 6 (13-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10): Tracy Woodson (’99. Manager/ Head Coach/ UR)

Wright St. 2 Valparaiso (IN) 3 (Game 1) / Wright St. 7 Valparaiso (IN) 3 (8-13, 4-2 Horizon) (Game 2): Brian Schmack (’96, P/ Head Coach, Valpo)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Moraine Valley 1 Oakton CC (IL) 11 (Game 1) / Moraine Valley 1 Oakton CC (IL) 11 (7-5, 2-0 Region 4) (Game 2): Michael Scala (’02, OF/ Asst. Coach, OCC)

San Joaquin Delta 1 Sacramento City 9 (19-3, 7-0 Nor-Cal Big 8): Pete Pryor (’96, 1B/ Asst. Coach, SCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

El Reno (OK) 7 Guthrie 8/ El Reno (OK) 7 (6-4) Chandler 8: Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Hillcrest 2 (7-6) Villa Park 9 (Anaheim Lions Tournament): Scott Vollmer (’94, C/ Head Coach, HHS)

Lee’s Summit West (MO) 6 Madison 5/ Lee’s Summit West 5 (4-1) McCracken Co. (KY) 2 (Union City, TN Tournament): Jay Meyer (’94, P/ Head Coach, LSW)

Selah 16 Prosser (WA) 2 (Game 1) / Selah 3 (1-5, 1-3) 3 Prosser (WA) 2 (Central Wash.) (Game 2): Steve Schorzman (’98, P/ Head Coach, PHS)  

Crawdads Alumni Report March 26

Saturday, March 26

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) whipped three home runs (3) among his four hits and knocked in four hits to lead the Rangers to a 12-11 win over San Diego.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News writes that Rougned Odor is looking to improve his baserunning.

Odubel Herrera (’11, 2B) makes a circus catch in centerfield.

Pete Mackanin (’00, manager) signs a contract extension with the Philadelphia Phillies to manage the club through 2017 with a club option through 2018.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

San Diego 11 Texas 12: Ronald Guzman (’13-’15, 1B/ Texas) 0-1; Eric Jenkins (’15, OF/ Texas) 1-3, 3B, R, K; Isiah Kiner-Falefa (’14-’15, UT/ Texas) 0-1; Josh Morgan (’15, 3B-SS/ Texas) 0-1; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas); Drew Robinson (’12, 3B/ Texas) 1-4, solo HR (2) in the eighth, K; Joe Filomeno (’15, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER,  K; Jefri Hernandez (’15, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 1 K, win (2-0); Francisco Mendoza (’11, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K; Adam Parks (’15, P/ Texas) 1 IP; Jeffrey Springs (’15, P/ Texas) 2/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R / Robbie Erlin (’10, P/ San Diego)

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago White Sox 4 Seattle 5 (10): Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-1, K / Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 0-4, 3 K.

Cleveland 5 Arizona 7: Tom Gorzelanny (’04, P/ Cleveland) 2/3 IP, 1 K.

Milwaukee 5 Chicago Cubs 4: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Milwaukee) 0-2, K/ Justin Grimm (’11, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Pittsburgh 3 Boston 6: Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 0-4, 3 K.

St. Louis 5 New York Mets 5: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 2-4, K.

Toronto 4 Philadelphia 4: Odubel Herrera (’11/ 2B/ Philadelphia) 0-2, 2 K.

 

COLLEGES:

Cal State Los Angeles 2 (6-20, 5-10 CCAA) San Francisco St. 3: Chris Hernandez (’04, P/ Pitching Coach, CSULA)

Catholic 4 Elizabethtown (PA) 14 (9-9. 2-2 Landmark): Cliff Smith (’05, P/ Head Coach, EC)

George Washington 2 (8-15) Houston 5: Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Indiana-Purdue-Ft. Wayne 6 Oral Roberts (OK) 3 (11-10, 2-2 Summit): Sean Snedeker (’96-’98, Pitching Coach/ Pitching Coach ORU)

Morningside (IA) 12 SW Assemblies of God (MO) 0 (Game 1) / Morningside 15 (19-5) SW Assemblies of God 5(Game 2) Brian Drent (’95, OF/ Head Coach MU)

Oakland (MI) 6 (8-11, 2-2 Horizon) Northern Kentucky 3: John Musachio (’97, P/ Head Coach OU)

Oklahoma City 20 (25-9, 7-1 Sooner) Mid-American Christian 2: Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

St. Joseph’s 2 Richmond 4 (13-10, 1-1 Atlantic 10): Tracy Woodson (’99. Manager/ Head Coach/ UR)

Wright St. 9 Valparaiso (IN) 9 (7-12, 3-1 Horizon): Brian Schmack (’96, P/ Head Coach, Valpo)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

El Reno (OK) 9 (6-2, 3-0 1-AAAAA) Duncan 5: Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Lee’s Summit West (MO) 2 (2-1) McCracken County (KY) 4 (Union City Tournament): Jay Meyer (’94, P/ Head Coach, LSW)

North Augusta 3 River Bluff (SC) 10 (11-2, 6-0 AAAAA-5): Doug Bearden (’95-’96, IF/ Asst. Coach, RBHS)

North Forsyth 8 South Forsyth (GA) 3 (9-6, 4-5 6-AAAAAA): Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

North Mason 4 North Kitsap (WA) 6 (3-2, 1-0 Olympic): Jared Prince (’10, OF/ Asst. Coach, NKHS)  

Crawdads Alumni Report March 25

Friday, March 25

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Ronald Guzman (’13-’15. 1B/ Texas) hit a two-run HR (2) for the Rangers in a split-season squad win over Cincinnati, then cracked a two-run single in the Rangers 12-1 win over Oakland.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Blair Johnson (’03-’06, P) turns 32.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Jonathan Roof (’10-’11, UT) signed with New Britain of the independent Atlantic League.

Brandon Chaves (’01-’02, SS) signed with New Britain of the independent Atlantic League.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Cincinnati 5 Texas 12: 1-1, three-run HR (1) in the seventh; Eric Jenkins (’15, OF/ Texas) defensive appearance; Luis Mendez (’13, 2B/ Texas) 0-2, K; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 1-3, R, K; Juremi Profar (’14-’15, 3B/ Texas) 1-1, R; Andrew Faulkner (’12-’13, P/ Texas) 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K; Francisco Mendoza (’11, P/ Texas) 1/3 IP, 1 H.

Texas 12 Oakland 1: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 2-4, 3B, R, 3 RBI; Eric Jenkins (’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1; Drew Robinson (’12, 3B/ Texas) 0-4, BB, 3 K, PO; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 1-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 K.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago Cubs 16 San Francisco 14: Justin Grimm (’11, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R; Neil Ramirez (’09-’10, P/ Chicago) 1 IP.

Kansas City 2 Milwaukee 9: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Seattle) 0-1, K.

Los Angeles Dodgers 5 Cleveland 5: Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) 0-4.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Houston 8 New York Mets 5: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 0-3.

Tampa Bay 6 NY Yankees 2: Steve Pearce (’06, 1B/ Tampa Bay) 3-4, R, RBI, K.

 

COLLEGES:

George Washington 0 (8-14) Houston 5: Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Mid-America Christian 5 Oklahoma City 6 (11) (24-9, 6-1 Sooner): Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

St. Joseph’s 7 Richmond 3(12-10, 0-1 Atlantic 10): Tracy Woodson (’99. Manager/ Head Coach/ UR)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Sacramento City 1 (18-3, 6-0 Nor-Cal Big 8) Modesto 0: Pete Pryor (’96, 1B/ Asst. Coach, SCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Canyon (TX) 6 (12-3, 2-1 District 25-6A) Wagner 3: Jake Kaase (’09, IF/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

Cottonwood (UT) 11 (5-0, 2-0 3-AAAAA) West Jordan 1: Chris Shelton (’02, 1B/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

Halifax County 2 Franklin County (VA) 1 (1-2): Barry Shelton (’96, 1B/ Head Coach FCHS)

Lee’s Summit West (MO) 2 (2-0) Southside (AR) 1 (Union City Tournament): Jay Meyer (’94, P/ Head Coach, LSW)

Ramona 6 Hillcrest (CA) 18 (6-5) (RVL Tournament): Scott Vollmer (’94, C/ Head Coach, HHS)

Victoria East 5 Calallen (TX) 7 (11-2, 7-0 District 30-5A): Jose Luis Lopez (’00, ’02, P/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

Crawdads Alumni Report March 24

Thursday, March 24

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 2-4, grand slam (2) in the fifth, during Seattle’s 13-12 loss to Oakland.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Humberto Miranda (’12, assistant coach) turns 28.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Chicago Cubs 0 Texas 5: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 2-3, 2B, R, SB; Edwin Garcia (’10-’12, ’15, 2B-SS/ Texas) 0-0, SF; London Lindley (’15, PR/ Texas) 0-0, R; Luis Marte (’13-’14, SS/ Texas) 0-1; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 0-1; Keone Kela (’13, P/ Texas) 1 IP.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

San Diego 1 Chicago White Sox 6: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-3, 2 K.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Baltimore 5 Pittsburgh 6: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 1-3, solo HR (5) in the first; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 1-3, RBI; Tony Watson (’07, P/ Pittsburgh)1 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

Miami 1 St. Louis 4: Cody Ege (’13, P/ Miami) 1/3 IP, 1 K.

Washington 13 New York Yankees 0: Sean Burnett (’01, P/ Washington) 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 K.

 

COLLEGES:

Elizabethtown (PA) 14 (8-9, 1-2 Landmark) Scranton 18: Cliff Smith (’05, P/ Head Coach, EC)

Navy 4 Maryland-Baltimore County 5 (7-10): Bob Mumma (’93-’93, C-1B/ Head Coach, UMBC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Braden River 8 Riverview 3 (4-12) (Sarasota Baseball Tournament): Chuck Antczak (’95-’97, C/ Head Coach, RHS)

East Central 9 St. Stanislaus College Prep 7 (5-5, 2-1 4A-8) (MS): Brad Corley (’06, OF/ Asst. Coach, SSC)

Johns Creek 8 South Forsyth (GA) 9 (9-5, 4-4 6-AAAAAA): Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

Lee’s Summit West (MO) 7 (1-0) Huntingdon (TN) 0 (Union City, TN): Jay Meyer (’94, P/ Head Coach, LSW)

Spring Valley 3 River Bluff (SC) 7 (10-2, 6-0 AAAA-5): Doug Bearden (’95-’96, IF/ Asst. Coach, RBHS)

Crawdads Alumni Report March 23

Wednesday, March 23

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 1-3, two-run HR (1) in the seventh inning of the Rangers 17-5 loss to San Diego.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Coby Cowgill (’12-’13, P) turns 25.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa (’14-’15, UT) turns 21.

Jay Langston (’00, 3B) turns 38.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Tomas Telis (’11, C) was optioned by the Miami Marlins to AAA New Orleans.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

A Star-Telegram interview with Andrew Faulkner (’12-’13, P) about his spring.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Texas 5 San Diego 17: London Lindley (’15, PR/ Texas) 0-1; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 1-3, 2B, R, RBI, SB; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 1-3, 2B; Nick Tepesch (’11, P/ Texas) 1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K; Jose Valdespina (’13-’14, P/ Texas) 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 Kansas City 3: Matt West (’09-’10, 3B/ Los Angeles) 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 K / Chris Young (’01-’02, P/ Kansas City) 4.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, win (2-1).

Milwaukee 6 Colorado 5: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Seattle) 1-2, three-run HR (1) in the seventh.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Minnesota 7 Philadelphia 5: Jerad Eickhoff (’12, P/ Philadelphia) 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 HR, 0-1, RBI.

New York Mets 3 New York Yankees 6: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 0-4, BB, K.

Tampa Bay 4 Cuba 1: Steve Pearce (’06, 1B/ Tampa Bay) 1-2, RBI.

Toronto 16 Detroit 1: Jose Bautista (’02, OF/ Toronto) 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R, K; Dustin Molleken (’07-’08, P/ Detroit) 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K.

 

COLLEGES:

Elizabethtown (PA) 3 (8-8) Dickinson 0: Cliff Smith (’05, P/ Head Coach, EC)

Georgetown 3 George Washington 2 (8-13): Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Oklahoma 0 Oral Roberts (OK) 5 (11-9): Sean Snedeker (’96-’98, Pitching Coach/ Pitching Coach ORU)

Richmond 8 (12-9) William & Mary 12: Tracy Woodson (’99. Manager/ Head Coach/ UR)

Sioux Falls 6 Augustana (SD) 9 (9-7): Juan Thomas (’93, 1B/ Volunteer Asst., AU)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Modesto 2 Sacramento City 13 (17-3, 5-0 Nor-Cal Big 8): Pete Pryor (’96, 1B/ Asst. Coach, SCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Calallen (TX) 6 (10-2, 6-0 District 30-5A) Flour Bluff: Jose Luis Lopez (’00, ’02, P/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

Foothill (NV) 4 Rim of the World (CA) 2/ Foothill (NV)3 (5-5) Sylmar (CA): Denny Crine (’95, P/ Asst. Coach, FHS)

Franklin County (VA) 13 (1-1) Magna Vista 2: Barry Shelton (’96, 1B/ Head Coach FCHS)

Holy Ground 12 Harvester Christian Academy (GA) 2 (1-1): Dave Williams (’99-’00, P/ Head Coach HCA)

Jurupa Valley 6 Hillcrest (CA) 7 (10) (5-5) (RVL Tournament): Scott Vollmer (’94, C/ Head Coach, HHS)

River Bluff (SC) 8 (9-2, 5-0 AAAA-5) North Augusta 5: Doug Bearden (’95-’96, IF/ Asst. Coach, RBHS)

Riverview (FL) 8 (4-11) Manatee 7 (Sarasota Baseball Tournament): Chuck Antczak (’95-’97, C/ Head Coach, RHS)

Samuel Clemens 8 Canyon (TX) 5 (11-3, 1-1 District 25-6A): Jake Kaase (’09, IF/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

Western Heights 2 El Reno (OK) 14 (5-2, 2-0 5A-1): Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Crawdads Alumni Report March 22

Tuesday, March 22

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Josh Morgan (’15, 3B-SS/ Texas) cranks a solo HR (1) in the ninth and also walks and scores a second run during the Rangers 9-6 loss to Colorado.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Jose Valdespina (’13-’14, P) turns 24.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Alexander Claudio (’13, P) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

Joey Gallo (’13, 3B) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

Nomar Mazara (’13-’14, OF) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

Jurickson Profar (’11, ’15, SS) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

Sean Burnett (’01, P) making a strong bid for a Nationals bullpen spot after two Tommy-John surgeries, writes MASN’s Mark Zuckerman.

Neil Ramirez (’09-’10, P) working through velocity issues, writes Cubsinsider.com Evan Altman.

San Diego Union-Tribune’s Dennis Lin writes Robbie Erlin (’10, P) is in the mix for the San Diego Padres rotation.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Colorado 9 Texas 6: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 2-4, R, RBI; Luis Marte (’13-’14, SS/ Texas) 0-1; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 3-4, RBI, SB; Martin Perez (’09, P/ Texas) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, loss (1-1); Francisco Mendoza (’11, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 2 K.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago White Sox 4 Cleveland 9: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-1.

Los Angeles Angels 3 Milwaukee 4: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Seattle) 2-4, RBI.

Seattle 6 Los Angeles Dodgers 3: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 2-4, 2 R, SB.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Atlanta 7 Pittsburgh 3: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 0-3, K; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 2-3, 2B, K.

Boston 4 St. Louis 3: Robbie Ross (’10, P/ Boston) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K.

Miami 2 New York Mets 1: Tomas Telis (’11, C/ Miami) 0-1.

 

COLLEGES:

Arlington Baptist 5 Oklahoma City 19 (Game 1) / Arlington Baptist 1 Oklahoma City 9 (23-9)(Game 2): Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Calallen (TX) 8 (9-2, 5-0 District 30-5A) Gregory-Portland 0: Jose Luis Lopez (’00, ’02, P/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

El Reno (OK) 13 (4-2, 1-0 5A-1)Western Heights: Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Foothill (NV) 7 (4-4) Liberty (CA) 4 (Cimarron-Memorial Tournament): Denny Crine (’95, P/ Asst. Coach, FHS)

Johns Creek 12 South Forsyth (GA) 4 (8-5, 3-4 6 AAAAAA): Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

Riverview (FL) 4 Canterbury 10 (3-11) (Sarasota Baseball Tournament): Chuck Antczak (’95-’97, C/ Head Coach, RHS)